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i3wm how to configure for xterm

Discussion in 'Other Window Managers' started by freestate, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. freestate

    freestate New Member

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    Hi I just installed the i3 Window Manager. First of all, it is a graet wm for me.
    So I want to autostart 3 Workspaces when i3 starts:
    No.1: 2x Xterm: horizontal
    No.2: 1x Xterm: Screen on, runnining irssi and some IM
    No.3: Firefox

    I think i have to change the i3/conf but don't know were i have to set it up.

    I found some source on the web here. But it isn´t so helpful for me.
     
  2. Saint0fCloud

    Saint0fCloud New Member

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    Code:
    man i3


    Straight from the man page,
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     When starting, i3 looks for configuration files in the following order:
    
            1. ~/.config/i3/config (or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/i3/config if set)
    
            2. /etc/xdg/i3/config (or $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/i3/config if set)
    
            3. ~/.i3/config
    
            4. /etc/i3/config
    
           You can specify a custom path using the -c option.


    If you're simply looking for the sample config file then I suggest looking in /usr/local/etc/i3